A young man, said to be an Anna Hazare supporter, allegedly attempted self-immolation near Rajghat in Central Delhi on Tuesday. He has been admitted to Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital with 80 per cent burn injuries.

The incident took place around 4 p.m. when 32-year-old Dinesh Kumar of Patna in Bihar doused himself with some inflammable fluid and set himself ablaze outside Kisan Ghat.

A police patrol team saw the man engulfed in flames running towards a traffic signal close to Rajghat. They somehow put out the fire and rushed him to the hospital. “He is in a critical condition. We are trying to contact his family,” said a police officer.